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Month: May 2022

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16000 street parties to be held for Queens Platinum Jubilee

Councils across England have received “a huge number” of applications from residents eager to celebrate More than 16,000 street parties are expected to be thrown over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Councils across England have received “a huge number” of applications from residents eager to celebrate the monarch’s 70-year milestone, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Many councils have waived administration fees for road closures, of which […]

todayMay 28, 2022 17


3m Jubilee fund announced to improve village halls

A new £3 million fund to upgrade and renovate England’s village halls has been announced by the Government to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Over a three-year period, the Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund will provide money for projects such as installing wifi, extending buildings and modernising facilities. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said village halls are at the heart of rural life, hosting […]

todayMay 28, 2022 17


Millions do census online but more than one in 10 have yet to return survey

More than one in 10 Scottish homes have still not returned their census, new figures have revealed, weeks after the original deadline to fill out the form passed. Some 86% of homes have returned the form, the National Records of Scotland (NRS) said on Saturday, with more than two million filling the once-in-a-decade census online and around 250,000 posting a paper copy. Paul Lowe, chief executive of the NRS, urged […]

todayMay 28, 2022 21


Unite warns of more airport delays this summer

Airport delays could get worse during the summer holidays because of staff shortages, a leading trade union has warned. Unite said delays at some airports over Easter will be repeated during next week’s half-term holidays and will be worse during the summer. General secretary Sharon Graham said: “During the pandemic, when airline operators, and others in aviation, slashed jobs to boost corporate profits, we warned this corporate greed would cause […]

todayMay 27, 2022 14


Protein drinks before meals help diabetics blood sugar levels study finds

Whey protein drinks before a meal can help diabetics control their blood sugar levels, according to new research. Scientists believe the drinks slow down how quickly food is digested and stimulate hormones to prevent sugar levels rising so quickly. In the Newcastle University study, people with Type 2 diabetes drank a pre-made shot containing a low dose of whey protein before eating a normal meal. They were monitored for a […]

todayMay 27, 2022 11


Sunak denies using 21bn support package to deflect from No 10 lockdown parties

Rishi Sunak has insisted he did not time handing out £21 billion worth of cost-of-living support to deflect from the controversy over Downing Street lockdown parties. The Chancellor bowed to demands for the UK Government to step in and help households to deal with ballooning energy bills and rising shop prices, which are being fuelled by 40-year-high inflation, by revealing an emergency package of extra cash for millions of people. […]

todayMay 27, 2022 10


Japan and US in joint jet flight after China drill and North Korean missiles

Japanese and US forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s defence ministry said. It is an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight while US President Joe Biden was in Tokyo. Wednesday’s Japan-US flight was meant to “confirm combined capabilities of the Japanese SDF and the US forces and to further strengthen the Japan-US alliance”, the Japanese Self-Defence Force (SDF) said in […]

todayMay 26, 2022 19


Jose Mourinho toasts Romas success in first Europa Conference League final

Jose Mourinho insisted “winning is very difficult” as Roma beat Feyenoord to clinch the inaugural Europa Conference League title in Tirana. Nicolo Zaniolo scored the only goal of the game, firing home from his side’s first chance in the 32nd minute as Mourinho’s men sealed their first silverware since the 2008 Coppa Italia. “Winning is very difficult. You need many ingredients,” Mourinho said in the post-match press conference. “Our team […]

todayMay 26, 2022 34


Government to probe French billionaires BT stake over national security fears

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has told BT that the Government will examine French billionaire Patrick Drahi’s increased 18% stake in the company over national security concerns. Altice, Mr Drahi’s investment arm and the firm’s biggest shareholder, increased its stake from 12.1% to 18% in December last year, increasing fears that the business could be ripe for a takeover. The Government will now seek to examine the move using “call-in powers” […]

todayMay 26, 2022 18